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Moves made to integrate French and Caribbean neighbours

INTERREG IV Caribbean program

Efforts to more closely integrate the French Caribbean with the rest of the region were reviewed at the International Summit of the INTERREG IV Caribbean program in Puerto Rico this week. The program aims to foster closer ties between the Caribbean linguistic divide by generating joint local and regional initiatives, as well as strengthening trans-border, [...]

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Caribbean moves towards ending sexual violence

Children in Haiti

The Caribbean took a step towards ending sexual violence against children when ministerial delegations met in Barbados two weeks ago for r a conference themed "Combating Sexual Violence Against Children – From Isolated Actions to Integrated Strategies". The event was convened within the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General's UNiTE campaign to End Violence Against Women. UN [...]

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All human rights interrelated and indivisible: Barbados

Joseph Goddard

It is fundamental for States to address the serious challenges facing the human rights treaty body system by making proposals to guarantee its effective functioning. That's what Barbados's representative Ambassador Joseph Goddard told the General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee He said that would help safeguard the basic tenets of human rights.  Joseph Goddard [...]

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Eliminating violence against women


  On the occasion of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women, Executive Director Bachelet said these days, "There is nothing excusable about violence against women and girls anywhere, at any time. Nothing." The International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women, the 25th of November, is followed by 16 Days of Activism against Gender [...]

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Afghanistan marks International Day to end Violence against Women


  The United Nations in Afghanistan hosted a film screening and round table discussions to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November. Filmmaker Alka Sadaat says despite some improvements over the past decade, it is time for Afghan women to break their silence and raise their voices [...]

30 Nov 2012 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Millions face food shortages in Southern Africa

Zimbabwe farmer

More than 3.5 million people in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Lesotho are faced with severe food shortages over the next four months, according to the UN World Food Programme – WFP. A combination of drought and flooding which caused widespread crop damage has led to localized food shortages, and the situation is expected to worsen during [...]

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Egyptian President decree an affront to rule of law and independence of judges

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is appealing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, to reconsider the decree he issued last week. The High Commissioner says a number of measures contained in the decree are incompatible with international human rights law. The decree in part states that all decisions taken by the President [...]

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This resolution will not advance peace: Israel

Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN

“Israel is prepared to live in peace with a Palestinian state, but for peace to endure, Israel’s security must be protected.” That's what Israel's Ambassador Ron Prosor told the UN General Assembly before the vote on according Palestine Non-Member Observer Status. He says Palestinians must recognize the Jewish State and they must be prepared to [...]

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